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Old 03-16-2011, 07:50 AM
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sweeeeeeeeet man gotta let me know how many mpgs ur getting after that.
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Looks and sounds like you've made some great points on upping the MPG's. Good luck with the rest of the changes!
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Ok, so I couldnt wait for the weekend to fix the plenum! Today I finished installing the Hughes plenum kit (fit great, to bad no one will ever see it) and got it all back together. I did the TB mod also. I didn't do the kegger mod, mine didnt have the big divider plate. I figure if anything I will eventually get an air gap intake.
Anyway did a quick drive (maybe 8-10miles) and my truck computer says I averaged 14.5 MPG!!! That from the TB mod and Plenum repair! Well we will see what it says after a little more driving, but I have never seen numbers that high in that truck!
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Lots of good information in this thread for increasing mileage... My question: everyone keeps talking about replacing "the mechanical fan" with "an electric one". What the hell fan are we talking about here?

If I look around online for electric fans, they all claim to boost things like torque and fuel economy; how does switching to an electric fan do this? To me it sounds like you're telling me I can run faster with purple shoes; I don't understand how that works :\

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Ok, so what I imagine is that a mechanical fan is just draining mechanical energy from your engine, when an electric fan just draws power from your battery? So it doesn't really "give" you more HP/MPG, it just decreases the amount of power that was already being drained with the stock setup? Please correct me if I'm wrong

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Lots of good information in this thread for increasing mileage... My question: everyone keeps talking about replacing "the mechanical fan" with "an electric one". What the hell fan are we talking about here?

If I look around online for electric fans, they all claim to boost things like torque and fuel economy; how does switching to an electric fan do this? To me it sounds like you're telling me I can run faster with purple shoes; I don't understand how that works :\

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Ok, so what I imagine is that a mechanical fan is just draining mechanical energy from your engine, when an electric fan just draws power from your battery? So it doesn't really "give" you more HP/MPG, it just decreases the amount of power that was already being drained with the stock setup? Please correct me if I'm wrong
You hit the nail on the head. Taking away a mechanical fan for an electric free's up lost power. The engine doesn't have to turn that big hunk of metal anymore.
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You hit the nail on the head. Taking away a mechanical fan for an electric free's up lost power. The engine doesn't have to turn that big hunk of metal anymore.
Wow, I find it kind of weird that new trucks don't already come with electric fans.. If it's such a cheap and easy fix, for increased mileage and horsepower nonetheless, why wouldn't Dodge already do that?? You would think they would get aroused with the ability to claim higher mileage in advertising.
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Wow, I find it kind of weird that new trucks don't already come with electric fans.. If it's such a cheap and easy fix, for increased mileage and horsepower nonetheless, why wouldn't Dodge already do that?? You would think they would get aroused with the ability to claim higher mileage in advertising.
There's a lot of things they could do, but that wouldn't let us get the chance to mod them!
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when they come out with next years 8 speed transmission, you will see great MPGs
maybe 10% better
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I'm with yea on that I will defenitely be looking into getting an electric fan and lookin to get my plenum from hughes. My question is what exactly are the TB mods you are talking about?? I know about the Fastmanns 52mm but you guys are saying drill a whole? where and why? Does the Kegger mod have to do with the intake cuz I have a CAI?
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How do u do the tb with the dremal
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